Network launched for neurodivergent museum professionals

Simon Stephens, 07.03.2018
Disability Co-operative Network sets up groups in Europe and US
The Disability Co-operative Network (DCN) has created two informal virtual groups to share and develop knowledge regarding and develop inclusive working practice.

Neurodivergent profiles are dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD(H)D, autism, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and tourettes.

One group is based in Europe, with a sister group in the US. Membership of the groups is open to paid and unpaid staff, advocates and emerging professionals in the heritage and cultural sectors. The aim is to share strategies, develop friendships and influence working practice.

The European group will provide opportunities for members to offer feedback on the government's Access to Work programme and their working practice experiences, in light of the recent Westminster AchieveAbility Commission report Neurodiverse Voices: Opening Doors to Employment, which was launched in parliament in January, and the Making a Shift report by Arts Council England.

The DCN promotes inclusive practice in the heritage sector by connecting with museum professionals across disciplines and with other sectors.


The European group for neurodiverse museum professionals

The US group for neurodiverse museum professionals

The DCN offers a range of online resources at